Apple to Pay One-Time Bonuses of As much as $1,000 to Retailer Workers: Report

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Apple pays one-time bonuses of as a lot as $1,000 (roughly Rs. 73,710 crores) to retailer staff subsequent month, Bloomberg Information reported on Wednesday, citing individuals accustomed to the matter. The corporate will give out $1,000 (roughly Rs. 73,710 crores) to retail employees employed earlier than March 31, whereas those that joined later will get $500 (roughly Rs. 36,840), the report stated.

New staff for the vacation buying season will obtain $200 (roughly Rs. 14,730) and bonuses may even be handed out to AppleCare and on-line gross sales employees, the report added.

Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

The corporate’s retail chief informed Reuters in June that Apple was increasing its retail operations, betting {that a} mixture of methods developed earlier than and through COVID-19 will make its shops extra in style than ever. 

In different Apple-related information, the iPhone maker has blacklisted Fortnite from its App Retailer for a number of years till all of the court docket appeals are carried out, Epic Video games Chief Govt Officer Tim Sweeney stated on Wednesday.

Epic Video games’ opening transient in its attraction to the US ninth Circuit Courtroom of Appeals is due December 12, based on a court docket submitting and Apple’s reply is due by January 20, 2022. The total attraction course of might take years.

Sweeney took to Twitter on Wednesday, calling out Apple’s transfer and stated the corporate will proceed to struggle the tech large.

“That is one other extraordinary anticompetitive transfer by Apple, demonstrating their energy to reshape markets and select winners and losers,” Sweeney stated on Twitter.

The 2 firms have been locked in a authorized dispute since August final yr when the sport maker tried to get round Apple’s 30 % charge on some in-app purchases on the App Retailer by launching its personal in-app cost system.

The US tech large is dealing with a raft of different authorized and regulatory challenges to guidelines it forces recreation makers to comply with, together with the intently watched antitrust lawsuit introduced by Epic Video games.

Apple confirmed the authenticity of the letter that Sweeney shared, however declined to remark additional. Apple has not but stated whether or not it is going to ask for the injunction to be paused pending the attraction course of.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


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